I love these illustrations! Lovely.
@forget it i quit what a nice way to think about it!
@ceereelyo Any tips from when you worked in retail? Sounds like you have some great experience.
@Cerasi very true! I find happy hours awkward too, and still difficult to get to deeper connections.
This is a wonderful story, and helping your parents (or really, anyone you love) is a great way to spend money. That said, it cuts both ways. I've recently realized that I won't make as much (in spending power) as my parents (http://smallanswers.us/on-money-and-happiness-are-you-making-enough/).
@Lily Rowan I agree! I spoke with a recent grad about it and it really stunned them that they should think about their day-to-day tasks, but it's so important.
@forget it i quit thanks for catching that!
@Vib G Yor Good question! We will try to answer this in a future post. Do you want to share more about your situation so we can see if we can help? Feel free to email at the link above
@polka dots vs stripes Good clarification! Certainly, the more specific you can be in giving feedback, the better. That said, the solutions should be a discussion rather than dictated
I was motivated by the This American Life story and called my phone company. I asked for a lower monthly plan and they immediately gave me more minutes (unlimited!) for less per month. It was a better deal than they advertised online. Bolstered by this, I tried my internet company, but they wouldn't budge.